CL261: How To Deal With Rejection – Interview with Debra Wanger

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How to Deal with Rejection

James Taylor interviews Debra Wanger and they talk about How To Deal With Rejection.

Debra Wanger is an award-winning actor, singer, and certified wellness coach who has performed in theaters, cabarets, and screens from New York to Los Angeles. She’s a sought-after public speaker leading workshops at university theater programs and corporate groups across the United States. While working at CAA and as a talent manager, she helped guide the careers of many top Hollywood names. Debra draws wisdom from decades of working as an actor, talent manager, and lifestyle coach to give actors and creatives a holistic approach to their profession that marries mind, body, spirit, and craft. Her latest bestselling book is called ‘The Resilient Actor: How to Kick-Ass in the Business Without it Kicking Your Ass’.

In this episode, we cover:

  • 8:18 – Resting
  • 10:13 – Finding your balance
  • 11:07 – Developing resilience
  • 12:30 – Coronaissance
  • 13:15 – Writing lists
  • 15:25 – Auditioning is your job
  • 18:13 – How to deal with rejection
  • 19:09 – Meryl Streep
  • 21:52 – Feeling disjointed

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